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LAMP: PHP not working (keeps downloading files.php)

Installed with a 1-click LAMP on my droplet (2 weeks ago). I now need to create a dynamic page using php, but if a create a file “test.php” with the following code:

<?php
echo "Hello!";
?>

instead of showing me an empty page which says “Hello!” it keeps downloading me test.php on my computer (when I connect to http://myip/test.php")! Please note: ‘test.php’ is in /var/www/html with index.html and many other .html files that work correctly. If I type php -v in the command-line it says that php 7.0.22-0ubuntu0.16.04.1 is installed. With LAMP i got installed Ubuntu 16.04 and Apache 2.4.18 (Ubuntu). When I type a2enmod php7.0 it says “Module php7.0 alredy enabled”.

I’m quite a newbie, so please help me… I have been searching for a solution for 2 days

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Problem solved… turned out that LAMP used Nnginx instead of Apache… Here the solution https://askubuntu.com/questions/974403/lamp-php-not-executed-downloded-instead/974433#974433

Check your httpd.conf file and see if your LoadModule php (it’ll look something like LoadModule php7_module modules/mod_php7.so) is commented out. If it is, uncomment it.